Box Office: ‘A Haunting in Venice’ Aims for the Top Spot But Can’t Surpass ‘The Nun II’

1. The Nun II – $14.7M/$56.5M

A quiet weekend in theaters and the dropping temperatures seemed to have inspired folks to start Spooky Season early, turning out for the second week in a row to jump scare filled horror flick The Nun II giving the film an unlikely second week at the top spot .

2. A Haunting in Venice (review)- $14.5

This one has to hurt Hercule Poirot to the core. Not the total mind you, as the $14.5M take his latest adventure, A Haunting in Venice, nabbed still outpaces the last outing for Agatha Christie’s famed hero Death on the Nile. No, it has to hurt because 200k is such a small small amount to miss out on your opening weekend top spot. One would think this would have done better, obviously people are seeking out Halloween themed films, since The Nun II did so well and I would assume that there are a lot more viewers out there who’d prefer this lighter style of spooky to the more horrific Valak.

3. The Equalizer 3 – $7.2M/$73.6M

4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 – $4.7M/$18.5M

5. Barbie– $3.9M/$626.1M

She’s still chugging along! Sure, a little under 4 million is far from the heights of her success but Barbie continues stacking the weekly accolades, this week being the lowest drop of any film in the top 10 at 30%.

6. Jawan– $2.4M/$12.1M

I mentioned my delight at this Indian action films entry into the US top 10 last week, but what I neglected to mention was how few theaters the film was showing in. This week, while showing in just 776 theaters (A Haunting in Venice was in 3,305 theaters for comparison) the film still managed to pull in enough dough to get a spot in the top 10 for the second week in a row.

7. Blue Beetle – $2.4M/$67.2M

8. Gran Turismo – $2.3M/$39.4M

9. Oppenheimer – $2.1M/$318.6M

10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem– $2M/$114.1M